Basildon JOTA – Can you help?

JOTA JOTI LogoThe weekend of the 18th and 19th of October is going to be a busy one across Essex with a number of clubs and groups putting together to support the annual JOTA (Jamboree On The Air) – The event where cubs and scouts get to make use of amateur radio to make contacts around the world. Basildon JOTA Essex amateur Mike G1KOT is looking for some help putting together a JOTA event in Basildon:

I’m reaching out for some assistance for my local scouts cubs and beavers running their first JOTA experience.. And mine.. So if anyone is interested in operating on site over a weekend, maybe even for just 1 hour or taking calls from our special event station, please get in touch

The two day-JOTA will be held at the Kingston Ridge campsite in Langdon Hills (see map below) with the  1st Laindon Troop, 9th Basildon Troop and 1st Pitsea & Vange Troup and the event will be using the special event callsign GB1LC Planned for the day:

  • Helping to make communication with other scout groups around the world
  • Experience and assisting with a High Altitude Balloon tracking experiment
  • Learning about amateur radio and electronics
  • Learning some Morse code and work towards a communication badge
  • Creating QSL cards

If you’ve not been involved with a JOTA station before, it’s a great opportunity to demonstrate the hobby to tomorrow’s amateurs and to help spread the word about amateur radio generally – if you can help out, your time and experience would be much appreciated! You can contact Mike via Facebook ( or via QRZ ( Basildon JOTA Leaflet

Map to Kingston Ridge Scout Camp

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